Residual paragraph corruption after track changes

Residual paragraph corruption after track changes

Post by Darrel » Fri, 28 May 2004 05:01:16

We are using Word 2000. We seem to have a recurring
problem with a document which has had changes made
with "Track Changes While Editing" turned on, retaining
bogus paragraph coding. Manifestations are that the cursor
skips over paragraphs on Ctrl-down-arrow, then stops at
the paragraph start on Ctrl-up-arrow. With Shift held
down, the cursor stops at the next adjacent paragraph,
then stops again 2 or 3 characters into the paragraph on
the next Ctrl-down-arrow.

The only cleanup seems to be cutting and pasting
individual paragraphs, minus the paragraph marker.

Any idea if this is a universal problem and/or what to do
about it?


Residual paragraph corruption after track changes

Post by Word Heret » Mon, 31 May 2004 10:34:36

G'day "Darrell" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,

Yes, its universal. If you require commercial help extracting
corruption, email me at steve at

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Residual paragraph corruption after track changes

Post by Shauna Kel » Mon, 31 May 2004 18:11:24

Hi Darrell

I haven't seen this problem caused by using track changes. I have seen it,
generally in Word 97 but also a bit in Word 2000, when there's one or more
corrupt tables in the document.

Try round-tripping to HTML (as a Web Page, *not* Web Page Filtered) or RTF
by using File > Save As.

And, you might like to investigate and similarly disinfect (a) the template
on which this document was created and (b) any other documents that were
created from the same template or created from this document. That is,
consider that there might also be problems in parent, sibling and descendent
documents. (I once had a problem in a template that caused every policy and
procedure in one department to exhibit this problem. They'd all inherited
the problem from the template.)

Hope this helps.

Shauna Kelly. Microsoft MVP.